from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who plays on a fife.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who plays on a fife.

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  • noun One who plays on a fife.


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  • "Going on a little further, we were surprised by 300 rebel cavalry, and repulsed, but retreated in good order, the gunboats covering our retreat. I regret to say we had the misfortune to lose Samuel Turner (colored) in our retreat. He was instantly killed, and his body remains in the rebel hands. He being the fifer, I miss him very much as a friend and companion, as he was beloved by all on board. We also had four slightly wounded."

    —George Reed, a black sailor aboard the Union gunboat Commodore Reed, May 4, 1864, printed in the Christian Recorder

    March 11, 2009